Harker Heights, Texas

Harker Heights, TX Real Estate, Harker Heights Area and Community Information

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The land and area now known today as Harker Heights was once owned by Pinckney R. Cox and Harley Kern. The city was named after Harley Kern. In 1957 the land was subdivided and sold in lots. Over time the area was incorporated and on September 24, 1960, Pinckney R. Cox became the first mayor.

Harker Heights is located near one of the major U.S. army bases, Fort Hood. The base was made a permanent facility in 1950. Consequently, since that time, the military population in the area grew, as did the population of the overall area.

Many of the homes for sale in Harker Heights end up being homes for military families. However, no matter whether you're enrolled in the military or not, you can find many benefits to living in Harker Heights. 

Parks and Recreation

Harker Heights offers many parks and recreational facilities. Reisedents enjoy a multitude of parks, such as, Carl Levin Park, Harker Heights Community Park, Goode-Connell Park, the Harker Heights Greenspaces, Kern Park and the Purser Family Park, just to name a few. If you like to take lunch at the park or get involved in community park programs, then Harker Heights won't disappoint you. There is everything from senior activities to children's baseball and softball programs offered by the Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department. 

Attractions and Activities

Any Harker Heights resident will tell you that there is no lack things to do in Harker Heights. If shopping, dining and entertainment appeal to you, then you're sure to find plenty of that in and around Harker Heights. One of Harker Heights' newest and most exciting shopping and dining destinations is the development of Market Heights. Located just four miles east of the Killeen Mall, Market Heights offers a wondeful shopping and dining destination for Harker Heights residents.

The stillhouse Hollow Lake is one of Harker Heights most popular attractions. Here one may enjoy some of the cleanest waters in Texas. Stillhouse also provides opportunities for activities such as fishing, camping, picnicking, hiking, hunting, camping and swimming. One will also discover the lake maintain two excellent parks onsite.

Some of the more physical and family-appealing activities in Harker Heights include indoor rock climbing, paintball entries, boot camp workouts, movie showings at the Grand Avenue Theater, heroic roleplaying at the interactive theater and so much more.

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Harker Heights maintains a wonderful sense of community through its many community events. Some of those events are held at the park, while others might be held at other venues. Some of the community's most popular annual events include the Central Texas Food, Wine & Brew Festivalthe Annual Chamber Golf Tournament and the Frost Fest
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